Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bicycle, Geisha, and a Fashion Lady

This is the card I made Saturday for the Inspiration challenge on Splitcoast. Stef chose an awesome store called Green Rainbow and I chose the fun bicycle belt buckle as my inspiration.. Since I was really behind on my challenges, I combined this with the QFTD06 challenge to honor Cathleen (ctorina) as Queen for the day. Every single card in her gallery is sooo fabulous and elegant....WOW!!! I decided to case her IC222 Thank You card because it's sooo gorgeous!!! I kept the same basic layout and one of the colors but changed the stamps, papers, and moved the image layers up a little because my Nesties layers were just a little bigger. This is also for da Mudder's Teapot Tuesday Challenge ...all the teapotters went to the Kentucky Derby!!! I am sooo late because my car broke down so I borrowed the bike and I'm only 10 miles away...I'm coming Mudder!!!!! Save me some goodies...think I'll need something just a little stronger than tea when I get there!!!!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink's Everyday Button Bits
Paper: White, Basic Grey's Wisteria
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Buttons, Floss, Gold Pearls, Nestabilities, Spellbinders Dies, Ribbon, Dimensionals

The F4A9 Challenge on Splitcoast was to take a virtual vacation. I went to Japan several years ago and really want to go again. I colored the Rubbernecker Geisha image with Tombow markers, cut it out and attached it with dimensionals. Scallops, silk ribbon, flowers, and black half pearls finish it off.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Woman With Fan in Circle
Paper: Real Red, Black, White, DCWV's Far East Mat Stack
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Tombow Markers, Clear ep, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Flowers, Half Pearls, Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Scallop Punch
The Ways to Use it Challenge Thursday on Splitcoast was to mix up patterns....use some fun prints! I used three different papers from Basic Grey's Kioshi collection. The dress and hat on the Rubbernecker Fashion Lady were paper pieced and some of the shaded areas on the dress and hat were colored with copics and well as the skin and shoes. The solid piece at the bottom was run through the cuttlebug with a diamond patterned folder and the pearls, lace, twill, button and ribbon finish it off.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Fashion Lady
Paper: White, Black, Basic Grey's Kioshi
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Pearls, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Button, Lace, Twill, Copics

Thanks for visiting tonight....Have a great Sunday night!!!


Joanne (jojot) said...

each one is a masterpiece, but the Asian one really caught my bold and dramatic and yet true to the beauty of the Far East.....

Kimberly S said...

They are all so pretty Joan! I really love the button tires on your bicycle...too cute! The Geisha is beautiful with that gorgeous red bow to top it off, and your fashion lady is so ready for Spring in her paper pieced dress! Lovely job, and as always each one is so wonderfully different and as fabulous as the next. :)

Crystal said...

Joan these are AWESOME!!!!! LOVE the bows!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Stunning Joan, each and every one of these cards is stunning! Love the bike with the button wheels, so many fun embellishments. Your geisha is absolutely lovely - your right, the black pearls really top it off. And your lady in her purple print dress, wowza!!!


Joanne Travis said...

All of these stamps and designs are so very different yet equally fabulous!! You have such a talent for bringing out the best in any stamp you get your hands on. Love your work, Joan.

jdmommy said...

Joan, I love them all, but the way you used the fleur-de-lis template for the bike card is fab!!!

merniebug said...

How can I pick a favorite? They are all so great. I love the fresh, springtime feel of the fashion ladies, the bicycle is so cute, and the geisha is fabulous. Nice job on all of these Joan. Thanks for the sweet comments you leave on my blog too. It makes me feel good to know somone has been there. Hugs, Mel

Becky said...

They are all fabulous. I love the design of the first with the buttons for wheels, creative the second one is colored beautifully, the third one is so retro, love the dp and the lace on this is perfect.

Bev Gerard said...

Oh my lands!
You KNOW that I love'em all, Ms. Joan! Japan ... what a dream it must have been ... and beautifully captured here. And that bicycle! ... in all fairness for me ... that's another dream, as I just cannot handle those seats anymore! LOL The paper-pieced fashion lady? When I get skinny again, I want to look just like this! Love it all!!

Rose Ann said...

All are so different from one another, and so wonderful...Joan!! I love the bicycle with the button wheels, and the pretty die cuts!! Your Asian card is so striking and gorgeous, and your Fashion Lady is so beautifully pieced!! Love them all!!